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basis e.V. Gutleutstraße 8-12 60329 Frankfurt am Main
***textXTND live at basis***
CALL FOR ENTRIES: SING GERMAN or WRITE YOUR SONG!
Do you write? Then send your lyrics!
The individual setting of personal lyrics and poems.
Your German is in demand - whether dialect, perfectly rhymed, or how you speak - your lyrics! (Selection and abbreviations reserved)
Text submissions until 30.10.2019 to:
... and hear your song live!
Presentation of the results/concert: 13-14/15 December 2019
basis e.v., Gutleutstrasse 8-12, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Production/conception of textXTND, sponsored by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (in cooperation with the Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim).
By and with:
Oliver Augst: Vocals (composition)
Alexandre Bellenger (turntables)
Arnaud Rivière (percussion / electronics)
Charlotte Arens (dramaturgy / production management)
About the project:
With this campaign we want to invite people of all backgrounds to send us their lyrics, which we then exclusively set to music for a participative-experimental music performance. SINGEN DEUTSCH or SCHREIB DEIN LIED! will focus on our relationship to the German language in all its cultural and social forms. Our language is shaped by all those who acquire it and make use of it. It is as diverse as our society and only in all its forms the language of the "people". These heterogeneous forms are to be brought back into the song, into the canon of cultural exchange between people who live here.
An experimental and entertaining performance with music and lyrics, based on new German art, folk and pop lyrics by people around us. The singer, composer and author of radio plays Oliver Augst meets the French turntable virtuoso and collector of fine men's shoes Alexandre Bellenger and the improvisation artist and sound art festival maker Arnaud Rivière.